first_img MOSS SAYS GOODBYE TO TOP SHOP Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Monday 30 August 2010 9:05 pm whatsapp KCS-content Share SUPERMODEL Kate Moss has designed her last range for high street giant Top Shop. The catwalk beauty has pulled out of her long-standing relationship with Sir Philip Green’s chain. The final collection, which is set to launch in October, will be Moss’ 14th for the chain, although she may still design individual items occasionally. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Norway to crack down on unlicensed market as government submits Gambling Act

first_img18th June 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Email Address “Violation of the ban can result in punishment,” the government said. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Norwegian government has promised stricter sanctions towards unlicenced operators – and affiliates promoting them – as it presented a new Gambling Act. This will be achieved, in part, by allowing the imposition of fines to any other operators who attempt to offer gambling in Norway. “Foreign gambling companies and their payment intermediaries are withdrawing from the Norwegian market, their turnover is declining and advertising is no longer as easy to reach.”  The new gambling law was first proposed in June 2020, before the government notified the European Commission of the proposal in August of the same year. Tags: Norway Furthermore, marketing gambling to children will be a criminal offence, and there is a blanket ban on gambling with credit cards so as to promote responsible gambling habits. “We are tired of foreign gambling companies that do not respect Norwegian law, and that do not operate with proper accountability measures. Therefore, the new law provides the Norwegian Lotteries Authority with new tools for detecting, reacting to and sanctioning violations of the law.”  Regions: Europe Nordics Norwaycenter_img Minister of culture and gender equality Abid Raja said the law would specifically crack down on operators who are not permitted to offer gambling in Norway. Under the new law – which was criticised by sections of the Norwegian gaming industry when first proposed for continuing the monopoly system – marketing gambling without a Norwegian licence is prohibited. The government said that this would apply not only to operators, but also to those who “pass on” customers, such as affiliates. Any operators are also obliged to introduce accountability measures, and any marketing to self-excluded gamblers will be a criminal offence. Marketing must also “not go beyond what is necessary to attract players to the legal gaming offers”. The new legislation unifies the country’s previous Lottery Act, Gambling Act and Totalisator Act while maintaining the market monopoly shared by Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto by ‘strengthening the exclusive rights model’. Raja added: “Things are happening in the gambling field in Norway. The government has worked consciously for many years with gambling policy and this is yielding results.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Casino regulation Casino operations Licensing Regulation Lottery regulation Casino operations “I am pleased to finally be able to present the new gambling law, which is a milestone in the government’s work to prevent gambling problems and ensure responsible gambling. Norway to crack down on unlicensed market as government submits Gambling Actlast_img read more

Presco Plc ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgPresco Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Presco Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Presco Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Presco Plc (  2010 annual report.Company ProfilePresco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial company in Nigeria with business interests in the cultivation of oil palm plantations and milling and crushing palm kernels to produce a range of refined vegetable oil. The company also has a packaging plant and a biogas plant which treats its palm oil mill effluent. Presco Plc specialises in cultivating oil palm and extracting, refining and fractionating crude palm oil into finished products. The company supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality. Presco Plc has a concession of 6 462 hectares at Obaretin Estate; 12 560 hectares at Ologbo Estate; 2 800 hectares at Delta Estate; and 17 000 hectares at Sakponba Estate. Presco Plc is a subsidiary of Siat, a Belgian agro-industrial company which specialises in cultivating smallholder plantations of mainly oil palm and rubber tree crops. Siat has a major stake in the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) in Ghana, Siat Gabon in Gabon and Compagnie Heveicole de Cavally in Ivory Coast. The company’s head office is in Edo State, Nigeria. Presco Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cassava Smartech Financial Statements: Four months ended 28 February 2019

first_imgCassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.results for the forth quarter.For more information about Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (  2019 abridged results.results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileCassava Smartech is a diversified smartech group, with a mandate to use digital solutions to drive socio-economic development, and to improve the overall quality of life for all Africans. We are on a transformational mission, and envision a future whereby our solutions are able to touch every life, bringing positive impact particularly to the millions of previously excluded Africanslast_img read more

TMO overkill is harming referees’ credibility

first_img Exasperated: Stephen Myler, who had a hard enough time hobbling around at the weekend, shows his displeasureBy Charlie MorganOne of rugby’s finest assets is how respect for officials gets engrained in players from the moment they first take up the sport. Addressing a referee as “sir” is not a juvenile trait – it’s a proud habit that stays throughout a career. Sadly though, the television review process has put this culture in danger.Friday night at Franklin’s Garden’s should have been a firecracker. The meeting between Northampton Saints and Harlequins – two sides with Test quality – had all the makings of a compelling tie.Moment of magic: George North performed well on the wingEverything started to plan. Both teams sparred skilfully during a fast-paced opening. That the first half descended into an avalanche of scrum re-sets was not the fault of referee Greg Garner. His primary job is to ensure player safety. The muddy surface made that tough. A stunning finish from George North sparked proceedings after the break, Quins fanning out to chase the game in typically attractive style. With less than 20 minutes to go, Ben Botica clawed the visitors back to 13-9 behind.Then came the incident that encapsulated everything wrong about television match officials.North returned an iffy clearance and was smashed by a seismic Joe Marler tackle, sparking a turnover and two separate bouts of handbags in plain view of the touch judge Paul Burton. Courtney Lawes swung an elbow at George Robson, while Salesi Ma’afu aimed an open palm onto Will Collier’s chin.Meanwhile, exciting Northampton full-back Tom Collins launched a counter by chipping over Tim Molenaar, getting body-checked on the chase. From five metres away, Garner saw nothing untoward. A fractured passage of Quins attack continued, ending only when Calum Clark won a penalty for holding on. Spectators, stoic early on, were stirred into frenzy.Garner halted play and asked TMO David Grashoff for a look at Molenaar’s challenge. Moments went by. Vociferous cries of “off, off” from the 13,475 crowd morphed into a slow hand-clap.Numerous replays later, Garner decided to overrule himself (which must feel rather strange) and award a penalty for Molenaar’s challenge. But we weren’t done. Rather than seek the opinion of his assistant Burton – stood spitting distance away from the melee – Garner required a viewing of the scuffle between Lawes and Robson. To complete the farce, Grashoff reviewed Ma’afu’s slap, just for kicks. Keeping up?Omnipresent: TMOs are at every game this seasonNeither exchange was deemed illegal enough to warrant a penalty, so after around ten minutes, freezing cold Saints supporters watched Stephen Myler extend the hosts’ lead from the site of Molenaar’s obstruction. But the encounter had gone flat. At the Premiership launch, Mark McCafferty announced that each of the competition’s 135 matches would have a TMO – not only to review questionable instances up to two phases before a try, but also to look at potential foul play as part of an IRB trial.Wonderful news, we thought. Not any more.Over-reliance has crept in. Not universally, granted – Luke Pearce’s performance during Gloucester’s defeat to Saracens on Saturday was excellent. But it seems on the whole that on-field officials would rather take chunks of time to ‘go upstairs’ than trust their initial (usually accurate) judgment. Touch judges are almost obsolete. They may as well be tracksuit-clad replacements from either team – it’s good enough for the grassroots game.The problem is not restricted to England’s domestic scene. Ulster’s Pro 12 win over Munster on Friday saw Alain Rolland, renowned for rapid decisiveness, spend an age asking his TMO to observe alternative angles. Then he made a pivotal call without help, controversially adjudging Munster to have been held up over the line in the dying moments.Nobody is disputing how hard the job of a professional referee is – quite the opposite. Spurious review sessions encompassing each decision and non-decision in every game are supplemented by an arduous physical training schedule. With rocketing financial rewards, there is more pressure to get things right. The growing influence of a TMO is not always making that easier, though. Time is money, and lulls in action to deliberate over flat passes and rabbit punches are damaging a valuable product.Head back to Franklin’s Gardens for the final exchanges. George Pisi fired in on a one-man blitz and almost took Matt Hopper’s head off. Garner – on the spot again – calmed the situation down admirably and contacted his TMO. Approximately 20 rewinds later, a savage swinging-arm to the face had inexplicably drawn a yellow card on Grashoff’s recommendation.Naughty boy: Nick Easter vented his frustrations on TwitterOccasional human error in the heat of the moment is excusable. It can even enhance the drama of a match. Blunders are far less tolerable when television replays have caused a thumb-twiddling spell beforehand. A post-match tweet by Nick Easter that suggested Saints coach Dorian West had influenced Garner was rather naughty, but it was also symptomatic of disillusionment with the TMO system and growing animosity towards referees as a consequence.Give decision-making sovereignty back to officials and their touch-judges so everyone can start respecting them again. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Nick Easter of Harlequins during the Heineken Cup Pool 4 round 4 match between Harlequins and Racing Metro 92 at The Twickenham Stoop on December 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) last_img read more

The good, the bad and the ugly; England 37-21 South Africa

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight As a group, the hosts never even came close to playing to their current ability.They undoubtedly played better rugby on their tour of Australia this summer, but to still comfortably see off the Springboks and have so many players missing through injury, well, it’s another positive step forward in Jones’ vision of where he wants England to be in three years’ time. England cantered to their first win over South Africa in 10 years at a packed out Twickenham, but the performance was far from perfect Winners are grinners: George Ford celebrates his try By Alex ShawEddie Jones’ England kept their undefeated year on track on Saturday, recording a 37-21 victory over South Africa and ending a winless streak against the Springboks that extended all the way back to 2006.After a nervous opening 30 minutes – understandable with a 10-year monkey on their back – England moved up a gear and cruised to a comfortable victory at Twickenham, but it was far from a vintage performance from the hosts.We delve into the good and the bad of the performance here, as well as the areas Jones and his charges need to work on ahead of upcoming Tests with Fiji, Argentina and Australia.The good…Starting with the good, impressive individual performances from several players were at the heart of England’s victory and none more so than the one turned in by Ben Youngs.The scrum-half had one of his best games in an England jersey, weighting his kicks perfectly for his chasers and constantly proving a thorn in the side of South Africa’s fringe defence around the rucks. In fact, Youngs’ propensity to take a step before passing saw him find two gaping holes in the Springbok defence, which he promptly exploited and turned into tries for both George Ford and Owen Farrell.Too hot to handle: Ben Youngs had a stellar match setting up two triesAnother standout was dynamic back-rower Billy Vunipola, who could not be stopped on the gain line or by a single Springbok tackler. For 19 carries, Vunipola towed South African defenders with him, sucked in bodies to the rucks and allowed England to find space on the wings on the occasions they could quickly ship the ball out wide.The work rate and general cleaning up duties of Chris Robshaw, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes also stood out, as did the direction – not to mention the second and third kicking options – of centres Farrell and Elliot Daly. The trio of Robshaw, Launchbury and Lawes accounted for 21% of England’s carries and 26% of their tackles.One last player deserving of mention was Jonny May.Welcome return: Jonny May got on the scoresheet showing his searing paceThe winger did not see too much of the ball, but scored the opening try, chased well and defended manfully. To look so confident and assured on a knee that was only recently surgically reconstructed is quite the achievement. He deserves kudos for his rehabilitation, as much as for his performance.The handling skills of the team in wet conditions certainly exceeded those of England teams of recent years, particularly in their first Test of the season. Both Vunipola and Farrell took the ball to the line with purpose and threat, found options on the outside and inside and the lack of unforced errors from England was anything but customary.Battles such as the tactical kicking game and the contact area were both won, which allowed the hosts to control the territorial and possession contests and even though they never cut loose and put the Springboks away in the fashion they threatened to, it suffocated the South Africans and snuffed out any chance the visitors had to win the game.Wrecking ball: Billy Vunipola makes serious yardageThe bad…The lineout – with three new jumpers in Launchbury, Lawes and Tom Wood – was efficient and a Saracens-esque try line defensive stand towards the end of the second half were both positives, but lead on to two major negatives for England from this performance: the scrum and their defensive concentration.Springbok loosehead prop Tendai Mtawarira gave Dan Cole and England a torrid time in the first few scrums, turning the screw on the Leicester man and the fact England’s good handling reduced the number of scrums was a big positive for the hosts. Mtawarira is one of, if not the most adept scrummaging loosehead in world rugby, so his performance was anything but surprising but it will have opened some eyes about an area of the England team that was believed to be one of its biggest strengths.Beast: Tendai Mtawarira gave Dan Cole a torrid time at scrum-timeDefensive concentration also waned at times, specifically leading to the two Springbok tries.Missed tackles as the South Africans put width on the ball led to Johan Goosen’s score, whilst some casual defensive reorganising created the space for Willie le Roux to go over in the final minute of the game.The game was all but wrapped up by the time Goosen went over for South Africa’s first try but that does not excuse the momentary mental switching off from the players and it was clearly something which irked both Jones and Paul Gustard.Attacking decision-making was another area where England will be looking to improve.Ford’s decision to drop back and attempt a drop goal in the first half was a head-scratcher, particularly with the South African defence struggling to stay organised when England put speed and width on the ball. The lead was slim at that point and the desire to put points on the board was understandable but with the phase count still low, it showed a surprising lack of ambition.Defensive lapse: Willie Le Roux was able to score late onSimilarly, Daly had a couple of opportunities to put the afterburners on and go on his trademark outside arcs, but instead cut inside and did not break the gain line on either carry. A safer option, certainly, but one that could have been the difference between victory and defeat in a closer game.The ugly…The most notable and potentially costly negatives about England’s performance, however, were the early discipline issues.England conceded 10 penalties to South Africa’s seven, with the majority coming in the opening 30 minutes.They struggled to stay onside, with Wood and Launchbury both culpable early on. Not only did it prevent England from building any early momentum, it gave the Springboks plenty of opportunities for points and/or pressure relief, something which will prove costlier against a more clinical side.Too easy: England gave away far to penalties in the opening quarterWhilst the handling was markedly improved from the autumnal performances we have seen from England in recent years, the indiscipline was a far more familiar sight.With all that said, England ended a winless streak that had lasted for a grand total of nine years and 359 days in their first Test of the season, against a team that had been playing together, on and off, for the last five months.last_img read more

Disney donates £1 million to Great Ormond Street Hospital

first_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Evening Standard reports that Disney has donated £1 million to Great Ormond Street Hospital, the entertainment company’s biggest charity partnership outside the USA. It will help the charity to raise £10 million in total.Earlier it was reported that film star Johnny Depp had also donated £1 million to Great Ormond Street Hospital but a spokesman later said that this was not Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 16 January 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Disney donates £1 million to Great Ormond Street Hospital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Final Hurdle to E15 Cleared

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Energy Final Hurdle to E15 Cleared SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleAll Crops Planted in April a First for West-Central Indiana FarmerNext articleAFBF Sees Lots to Like in Farm Bill Draft But Room for Improvement Andy Eubank Final Hurdle to E15 Cleared While there are still challenges that make it difficult to predict the exact time frame for the growth of E15 sales volumes – the American ethanol industry has satisfied all federal requirements for E15 commercial sales as set by the partial E15 waiver granted by the EPA. The final federal hurdle to E15 availability was a nationwide fuel survey that 99 ethanol producers have funded. It will begin on May 1st. Each year the survey will collect more than 75-hundred samples of all gasolines available nationwide. The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol praised the industry for stepping up to the plate to help bring E15 to the market.RFA, Growth Energy and ACE state that the industry is committed to giving consumers greater choice at the pump by making E15 a commercial reality. They will work with the petroleum industry, gas retailers, automakers and consumers to ensure the fuel is used properly – but will not stand idly by and allow wild and unsubstantiated claims about ethanol and E15 that are designed to malign ethanol and scare consumers. The groups say E15 is the most tested fuel ever approved by EPA and is perfectly safe for the engines approved in the waiver.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE By Andy Eubank – Apr 23, 2012 last_img read more

Memorial Day Barbecue at Pasadena Senior Center

first_img Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty Uncategorized Memorial Day Barbecue at Pasadena Senior Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 24, 2017 | 1:48 pmcenter_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News Enjoy a Memorial Day barbecue Monday, May 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.The patio will be decorated in red, white and blue in honor of our nation’s military heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow. The Great American Swing Band will perform.The barbecue lunch will include hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, baked beans and ice cream.The cost is only $10 for members of the Pasadena Senior Center and $12 for non-members of any age. Reservations must be made no later than Thursday, May 25, at the Welcome Desk.For more information about the Pasadena Senior Center visit or call (626) 795-4331.Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a friendly environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribelast_img read more

Legislation needed to target sex buyers

first_img Previous articleAssault claim resolved as Dundon moves on appealNext articlePrison redevelopment tenders sought Staff Reporter WITH increasing pressure to tackle the areas of Limerick city that are swathed in prostitution, local TDs are now being urged to push for the relevant provisions to be made in legislation to end abuse, exploitation and trafficking of young women to the Irish sex industry.Doras Luimní, the Limerick based migrant support group are challenging TDs to use the new Dáil term to introduce laws targeting sex buyers in order to end abuse, exploitation and trafficking.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The call by group follows a unanimous recommendation from the Oireachtas Justice Committee for such laws after an extensive process which attracted 800 written submissions and public hearings.As part of one of the 68 strong organisations forming the Turn Off the Red Light Campaign, Doras Luimní is seeking the new laws and has the support of trade unions, employers, emergency workers, survivors of prostitution, farming groups, human rights organisations and many more.Karen McHugh, CEO, said: “A milestone has been reached in the efforts to shut down the pimps and traffickers whose actions have brought organised prostitution to every part of Ireland, including our local communities here in the Mid West.“It is now well over a year since the Government announced a review of the laws on prostitution. Since then the Oireachtas Justice Committee has examined the issues involved in detail and has come to the unanimous conclusion that the way forward is to introduce laws targeting the buyers of sex,” added the group’s CEO.In December 2011, over two dozen men were brought before the courts for soliciting under cover gardai for the purposes of sex. But the group and the members of the TORL campaign are looking for legislators to go one step further and enact laws that will target the buyers of sex on the street.“That recommendation is a tribute not only to our partners in the Turn Off the Red Light Campaign but also to the many local people who as individuals have joined us in calling for change. Throughout this time however, the criminals have continued their work.“We know this is a fact given that 19 children discovered in Irish ‘commercial sex’ during 2012 and escort websites advertise an average of 800 women for sale online every day.”Ms McHugh continued: “The issues involved have been debated and the recommendation has been made. It is time now for the politicians to act on the cross party support which has been achieved. We are calling on all our local TD to ensure there is no further delay and to seek the introduction of legislation as a matter of urgency.Last week, unknown pranksters posted signs on three street corners in the city highlighting areas of a “Red Light District” and supposed hours of operation.This met was met with anger amongst the business and residential community in the affected areas.The Doras CEO is urging that “It is also important that local people continue to call for the ending of this crime in our communities and we are asking them to add their voice to the campaign through is an opportunity for real change and Ms McHugh said there is a “chance to offer hope to hundreds of women currently trapped in prostitution. If we let it slip by then many more will end up at risk of a life of threats, abuse and violence.”via Legislation needed to target sex buyers (556) | Limerick Post Newswrite. WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsLegislation needed to target sex buyersBy Staff Reporter – August 23, 2013 559 Advertisement Twittercenter_img Facebook Email Print Linkedinlast_img read more